Life on the Erie Canal

Top Bakers in the 34th Annual Gingerbread Gallery

Community representatives recently completed scoring submissions in the 34th Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East in downtown Syracuse. Works by amateur and professional bakers were judged on the basis of overall appeal, originality, difficulty, and creative use of materials. Top bakers in the Youth, Family/Group, and Senior categories are Read More »
Confectionery Creations at the Erie Canal Museum

Confectionery Creations at the Museum

Doors open Friday, November 22 to the 34th annual Gingerbread Gallery to benefit the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East in downtown Syracuse. This exhibit, which began as a one-day display in 1986, celebrates the Erie Canal, the holidays, and local landmarks with confectionery creations made by professional and amateur bakers of all ages. Read More »

Water/Ways Exhibit Opening Reception

On Wednesday, July 10, the Erie Canal Museum will hold an opening reception for Water/Ways, the amazing Smithsonian Institution exhibit we are hosting from June 29-August 11. Join us in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery from 5 pm-8 pm for remarks, refreshments, and the opportunity to view and learn all about the mission of this exhibit Read More »
Water/Ways, A Smithsonian Institution Exhibit

Opening Day of Water/Ways Exhibit

The opening day of Water/Ways at the Erie Canal Museum is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2019. We are proud to host this traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program in partnership with the Museum Association of New York (MANY). Water/Ways explores water's effects on migration and settlement, and the relationship between water and politics, economics, Read More »
Engineering Beauty Exhibit Opening Day

Engineering Beauty Exhibit Opening Day

Engineering Beauty: Black and White Views of New York Waters, a dynamic photography exhibit, opens in the first-floor Link Gallery of the Erie Canal Museum on April 10, 2019. This exhibit features black and white photographs of canals, dams, hydroelectric plants, and other New York water resources, taken with a large-format camera by consulting historian and Read More »
Photo of watercolor painting of lift bridge, by Eugenijs Kaskin

Winter Exhibits Reception and Opening

The Erie Canal Museum is proud to host a reception for its new exhibits, Hybrid Vigor: The History & Science of Mules, and Eugenijs Kaskin: Watercolors of the Oswego Canal, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 6 at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. Hybrid Vigor uses images, original artifacts, and scientific and historical information to explain mules, the animals that pulled most Read More »
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